Walgreen’s plans store on Johns Hopkins campus
Deerfield, Ill. – Walgreen’s is planning to build a new store on the East Baltimore medical campus of Johns Hopkins University. The store will be developed according to the Walgreens Web Experience format and offer the retailer’s first in-store Take Care health clinic in the state of Maryland. Walgreen’s and Johns Hopkins announced a collaboration in May 2011.
"This is a significant next step in our relationship, leveraging the clinical expertise of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Walgreens expansive healthcare resources to create a retail hub for community-based care," Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness Kermit Crawford said. "Our pharmacy and Take Care Clinic will provide an environment for collaborative healthcare innovation while also providing greater access to healthcare services for the Johns Hopkins community, students, employees and patients."
"Our collaboration with Walgreens creates the opportunity to offer innovative, locally based healthcare services while further weaving Johns Hopkins Medicine into the fabric of East Baltimore," Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine dean and Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO Paul Rothman said. "We also will use the lessons learned from this collaboration beyond our community, as Johns Hopkins Medicine continues to set the standard for medical education, research and patient care on a national scale and around the world."
Stride Rite opens Milestone store in Ohio
Lexington, Mass. – Stride Rite Children’s Group has opened its latest “Milestone” concept store at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. The Milestone concept includes features such as shelves at varying heights so children can easily see all of the styles available, a dedicated “Fit Station” where children can get their feet measured and find out how tall they are by standing against the Fit Totem Pole, rainbow carpeting and a more open floor plan.
"We are excited to continue exploring new potential store locations that both fit the needs of our customer and help our busy mom by providing more convenience and access to the brands and styles that both her kids love and she trusts," said Stephen Donnelly, SVP/GM direct-to-consumer at Stride Rite Children’s Group. "This has been an exciting year for us, between unveiling the new store designs and being named by Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America as the top performer in the full service category."
Stride Rite has confirmed plans for three additional specialty stores to open this fall in Augusta, GA, Houston, and Columbia, MD. The first Milestone store opened in Burlington, Mass., in March of last year.
Shake Shack opens in D.C.’s Historic Row
Washington, D.C. — Shake Shack has opened a new restaurant in Washington, D.C.’s Historic Row in The International Spy Museum, which is owned by Douglas Development Corp.
The 3,200 sq. ft. Shake Shack is the chain’s third Washington, D.C., restaurant.